This is more of a luxury item as I typically will just bunch together some clothes to create a make-shift pillow if I’m portaging but if you have the space, I’d recommend bringing a Therm-A-Rest Compressible Pillow.
Whether for camping or not, having a solid daypack for your adventuring is key.
As much as I like the feel of paper and flipping pages, I hate being inefficient with space and lugging a bulky book around. That’s why I always pack my Kindle Paperwhite with me.
This one’s easy to forget but it’s always good to have one of these to navigate at night.
It is a personal water filter that allows you to drink straight out of any water source. You may not need to use it but if you ever did, you’d have the confidence of drinking from an unknown source and be safe from bacteria and waterborne protozoan parasites.